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#65452 - 05/10/06 02:09 AM My first Spyderco!
martino910 Offline

Registered: 04/02/06
Posts: 40
Hi., I recently purchased a Spyderco Dyad jr for $15.
Is this a good knife? (feels really solid!)

Any info on it's history?
It says "clipit" , but there is no clip.
Would appreciate any info on this knife.

#65453 - 05/10/06 04:27 AM Re: My first Spyderco!
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
You might want to look over www.bladeforums.com or www.knifeforums.com Spyderco is the knife some competitors love to hate. They will critique the steel, the geometry, handle and probably the packaging given half a chance. Spyderco started the whole onehanded opening concept with the signature thumb ring and gets little recognition for a lot of knives sold as a result. You will see a lot of spyders sticking out of the pockets of using owners. For $15 you are hard pressed to do better and could do far worse with 3 times the outlay.

#65454 - 05/10/06 05:14 AM Re: My first Spyderco!
Leigh_Ratcliffe Offline

Registered: 03/31/06
Posts: 1355
Loc: United Kingdom.
There's an old saying: " Those that can, do. Those that can't become critics." Spyderco most definatly "can." Most critic's don't understand, or have no interest in learning, the difference between criticism and critique.

Edited by Leigh_Ratcliffe (05/10/06 05:16 AM)
I don't do dumb & helpless.

#65455 - 05/10/06 06:01 AM Re: My first Spyderco!
7k7k99 Offline

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
congrats on your first spyderco

here is a link to the history of all spyderco knives:


your knife appears to be from the 1998 line.

I used to have no use for spyderco's, but now I love them, they are some of the easiest to open knives out there, they look a little weird, but who cares what they look like?

#65456 - 05/10/06 01:26 PM Re: My first Spyderco!
garrett Offline

Registered: 03/07/03
Posts: 249
Loc: North Carolina
A dyad Jr for 15 dollars? That is a heck of a deal! Congrats on your first Spydie. Once you have been bitten, you won't go to another brand, IMHO.

On occasion of every accident that befalls you, remember to turn to yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use. - Epictetus


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